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Mount Independence schedules 'Hike into History'

Posted on July 30, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



ORWELL — Stephen Zeoli will lead a special guided “Hike into History” on Sunday, Aug. 5, at the Mount Independence State Historic Site in Orwell. The walk runs from 2 to 4 p.m. and is included in regular site admission of $5 for adults and free for those under 15.

Learn about the stirring story of Mount Independence and its important role in the American Revolution and in the making of the nation. It was built as an American defense of New England against the British in 1776-77, and then occupied by the British and Germans from July to November 1777.

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Weave a basket, learn a bundle at Rokeby

Posted on July 23, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



Willow, ash and oak are the common Eastern U.S. materials for making traditional baskets, and in each case there is a considerable amount of work in preparing the materials for weaving. But there are ways to use these and other wild materials in their fresh, raw state.

Join Catherine Brooks to forage materials from the woods at the Rokeby Museum and weave them into a simple melon basket that you’ll take home the same day. After this, you’ll be able to make more baskets on your own.

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Get into the mind of American Revolutionary patriots

Posted on July 23, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



ORWELL — On Saturday, July 28, the Mount Independence State Historic Site in Orwell offers its annual travel back in time interview program, “Investigation into the Revolutionary Mind.” The program summons up two very different American Revolutionary War officers from the Northern Campaign of 1776-1777; Maj. Gen. Philip Schuyler, American Army commander of New York (which included Mount Independence), and Col. Seth Warner, leader of the Green Mountain Boys.

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Historians recall Vermont '57 plane crash

Posted on July 19, 2018 |
By Rachel Cohen



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SALISBURY/BRANDON — At 11 years old, Brian Lindner hiked Camel’s Hump with a friend, and ended up finding the site of a 1944 B-24 bomber crash.

None of the adults in his life could answer his questions about the crash that were fueling his curiosity.

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Play in Ripton based on diaries of Abigail and John Adams

Posted on July 19, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



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RIPTON — Actors Diana Bigelow and Jim Stapleton will return to the Ripton Community Church this Sunday night to present “My Dearest Friend- Lovers, Heroes, Scoundrels,” a performance piece by Stapleton based on the letters and diaries of Abigail and John Adams. The Bristol couple may be remembered for their previous performances of Mark Twain’s “Diaries of Adam & Eve” and their own “Songs and Stories.”

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Play war games at Orwell historic site

Posted on July 12, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



ORWELL — Like board games? Like to strategize? Like and know your history?  Come to the Mount Independence State Historic Site in Orwell on Sunday, July 15, for the inaugural afternoon of Revolutionary War tabletop war-gaming.

On hand will be several strategy games and scenarios, including “Saratoga 1777,” directly about this area and the Northern Campaign of the American Revolution. The event, suitable for ages 12 and up, is included in the regular site admission of $5 for adults and free for those under 15. 

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Vergennes abolitionist was first woman jailed for cause

Posted on June 25, 2018 |
By MARK BUSHNELL of VTDigger.org



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VERGENNES — Delia Webster’s life probably would have been much less tumultuous if she had been born somewhere other than Vergennes. But such are the accidents of history. Because of the circumstances of her birth, Webster one day would find herself at the center of the national debate over slavery.

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Middlebury to celebrate judge in anti-slavery case

Posted on June 18, 2018 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Thousands of vehicles flirt with Court Square every day as they negotiate its serpentine roundabout. Drivers pausing at the Court Street stoplight at the crest of the square have but a few seconds to admire the lush green park fronting the Middlebury Inn.

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Historian to speak of Vermont sharpshooters in Civil War

Posted on June 18, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



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BRISTOL — Howard Coffin, a seventh-generation Vermonter and author of four books on the Civil War with a focus on Vermont and the Champlain corridor, will be the latest guest of the The Bristol Historical Society. Coffin will give a talk on “Vermont’s Remarkable Sharpshooters and Gettysburg,” on Thursday, June 21, at Howden Hall on West Street at 7 p.m.

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Forest walk set for June 9 at Rokeby

Posted on June 7, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



FERRISBURGH — By 1830 hundreds of acres had been cleared on the Rokeby farm to make grazing land for Merino sheep. Now, almost 200 years later, nature has reclaimed much of this, but the subtle signs of human use still remain. To see those signs, Master naturalist Jacob Holzberg-Pill will lead a walk on Saturday, June 9, from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at Rokeby Museum.

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